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Article: Caroline's Top 20 Holiday Gifts

Caroline's Top 20 Holiday Gifts

Caroline's Top 20 Holiday Gifts

No matter where you are with your holiday shopping, almost finished or just getting started, we’re here to help make your list... and check it twice. I've combed through all three stores and curated a very special collection of my top 20 holiday gifts (although my list could easily be much longer). Each one is either a personal favorite of mine and/or currently on my list for someone special. Whether a sweater, a favorite lotion, or the perfect handbag, these gifts are so good, you may just want to wrap one up for yourself too.

A good holiday sweater usually has similar traits – cozy, chunky and very chic. Ut was hard to pick favorites here because I'm a sweater collector, but here's a good start - adorned with the classic pattern, the Logan Fair Isle organic cotton sweater is filled with festive cheer and can take you from the ski slopes to a dinner party at home and so much more. 

A sweater with a twist, the Turtleneck Blanket Sweater from Smythe has a indoor/outdoor style made for the chilly days. I love the classic cable knit weave and chunky oversized fit, but the dramatic slits on the sides and sleeves gives it a unique cape-like shape.

You can’t beat a classic red sweater for the holidays, and the Love Sweater from St. Roche is top of the list. From a bold puff sleeve and lace knit texture, to the softest yarn, this statement sweater wears well everywhere.

Casual meets chic with the Nietzsche everyday sweater from Soeur. The loose pullover style mixed with a high collar and zip front opening can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Made from cozy, non itchy merino wool, it's great for travel too.

Nothing delights the giftee quite like skincare – it's practical yet personal, and oh so luxurious. I’m always on the lookout for the cleanest and most effective natural skincare, and these have stood the test of time…

The Herbal Whey Bath from Susanne Kaufmann will take bath time to the next level. Infused with lime blossom, chamomile and whey, this powder infuses into a warm bath to calm and restore the skin and relax the senses. And the scent is divine.

Give her that post-facial glow at home with this Anti-Aging & Moisturizing Sheet Mask. Infused with organic botanicals and antioxidants, this pack of four masks will leave her skin plump and moisturized.

Looking for a moisturizer that will fit in her purse, sit on her nightstand and live in her bathroom? The Hydrating CBD-infused body cream is the one. The blend of fig, red mandarin, cocoa seed and CBD soothes sensitive skin and heals the skin’s collagen fibers. I can’t go anywhere without it. 

Introduce her to Maison Louis Marie's best selling fragrances with this Discovery Set. Included are five favorite scents that are cruelty free, sulfate free, paraben free, gluten free, and vegan.

Layer, drape or bundle her up with four of my favorite accessories of the season. This beautiful silk blend Bandana Scarf adds instant style to any look – tied around the neck or worn as a headband, the options are endless.

A chic rain boot made from recycled materials, these Rubber City Boots are my go-to for winter weather. The lug sole turns this Chelsea-style boot more utilitarian in feel, plus they're made with recycled rubber scraps and cutoffs which adds sustainability to the list of qualities they have. 

Everyone needs an IT bag, and this Leon Ranch M tote from Jérôme Dreyfuss is on my wish list. Take it everywhere cause this bag was made for an on-the-go lifestyle. It features leather handles, an inner leather pouch and two gussets to adjust capacity.

The accessory that goes with anything, the Montana Fedora is a favorite for its felt wool fabrication and neutral color. It’s trimmed with brown leather and a feather and is the perfect hat to complete any outfit.

Downtime can be hard to come by, so ensure it’s time well spent with some of my favorite gifts for relaxing and recharging. For the meditation newbie (I’m one myself), this beautiful Thadobati Singing Bowl is one of the first steps in helping to guide a meditation. It’s hand hammered and fair trade and the sound is quite enchanting.

The Tohaku Sumac Wax Candle has become a favorite to light when I’m winding down for the evening. The design pays homage to the gentle lines of the pine trees painted by one of the most famous painters in Japan. Add in the Cast Iron Candle Stand to complete the gift.

A good book is one of my favorite gifts to give and receive. The New Rules Of Aging Well is one I’ve recommended countless times to anyone looking to shift their perspective on aging. It’s become a guide I turn to when I need a little inspiration.

If she loves a good bath, this incense and soap bundle is a favorite. It includes vegan soap made from essential oils and a bundle of artisanal incense sticks and bricks, all hand wrapped in traditional Nepalese Lokta paper.

Gift their space some extra love with something that elevates their home sweet home. Starting with the details, the Jewel Vase is made from mouth blown glass and looks lovely filled with dried flowers. The large scale makes it a standout statement on a table or shelf.

For a pop of color, the Turquoise Bud Vase from Yokwe Ceramics is a beautiful gift. It's handcrafted locally in Santa Barbara and available in three different sizes that you can display individually or group together. Since they're all one-of-a-kind, they sell out fast, but we have another batch in the works, so check back if we are currently sold out.

Nothing says homebody like a stack of cozy cushions. Get her collection started with one of my custom designed vintage cushions. This striped grain sack is a favorite because blue stripes fit well in many different spaces.

And you can’t go wrong with a handwoven throw, like this Teixidors one. It was created on a traditional loom with the highest quality yarns, making it a piece of art that will last for years to come. 

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is gifting – there's so much joy to be had in sending the ones you love something meaningful and special. And, shopping got a little bit sweeter today as it's our last day to enjoy our Annual Friends + Family Event with 20% off in store and online. The Event ends at 11.59pm PST tonight with no code needed for online shopping (discount will automatically apply at checkout). I hope we've made it easy for you to find some goodies for those on your list and something to treat yourself too!

Sending love + Happy Holidays,

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